Annie’s works are represented by the Hespe Gallery in San Francisco and by the Eckert Gallery in New York.
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Annie Murphy-Robinson creates sketches in charcoal with the use of sandpaper as a tool. Her subject matter is often herself or either of her two daughters.
One of her most recent works is of her daughter Emily, is titled “Trophy” and is charcoal on paper measuring 42″ X 20″. It has recently become a part of the Edwards/Pedersen Collection. (001)
A similar work, which is not a part of our collection is this. (002)
I have referred to it here as Emily-Trophy No 2.
Many of her works follow her daughters as they have grown. Here is Emily in Tutu, charcoal on paper measuring 42″ X 20″ and done in 2005. (003)
In this work we see Casey in Profile. This is also known as Casey and the Red Ball (004)
And then a more fanciful piece titled Casey and the Owl. (005)
In Casey in Pigtails, color has been added in a work using charcoal and pastels. (006)
It is also known as Casey in Pigtails and Shadow.
And we also have Casey in Curlers. (007)
This is, I believe, a rendering of Casey in a red dress. (008)
Then there are the two girls together in Tutu and Stockings, also using charcoal and pastels. (009)
There is a wonderful series of Emilly crying. The first is titled Emily Crying No 1 and is 29-1/2″ x 21″, a pastel on paper from 2010. (010)
Of similar dimensions is Emily Crying #2 (011)
And finally, Emily Crying #3 (012)
In a somewhat more relaxed mood, Emily returns as a subject in repose upon what appears to be some out-of-doors rattan furniture. (013)
An inanimate object is rendered here in charcoal and pastels. It is titled Bike #2 (or Bike – Confrontation) and is 30″ by 28″. (014)
Some additional views of Casey are in Casey and the Quilt – Emerging Hiding. (015)
In the Sasquatch Series, Annie portrays her self in an animistic style … out in the woods. From 2007, a piece titled Tahoe. (016)
“Tahoe is charcoal on Paper 42″ x 60”.
From 2008, a part of the same series titled Dordogne. (017)
This piece is of charcoal on paper as well and measures 34″ x 43″. Another work from the same year is titled Birchtrees. (018)
Somewhat more metaphysical are these four works. First The Dollhouse #3, done with shadow charcoal on rag in 2005. It is 94″x102″. This may be available through Natsoulas Gallery in Davis. (019)
Another view of a doll house titled Ward 9. (020)
Then there is the Doll Portrait – The Quiet Hero. (021)
Done on charcoal and pastel on rag in 2007 it is 32″ by 44″.
There is, in addition, a Kewpie doll. (022)
And a work titled Gabrielles Lamp in which both Casey and Emily appear. (023)
Two works with brighter pastels are Clown Coitus, (024)
and Clown – Post Coitus. (025)
This work is called Dragonfly Eyes. (026)